California State Senator Dean Florez, chairman of the Senate Committee on Food and Agriculture has introduced legislation to amend the California Constitution to ban the use of non-therapeutic antibiotics in meat-producing livestock. .
According to a report by Western United Dairymen, Florez is looking for every possible legislative vehicle available to push forward his agenda.
SCA 23 was introduced on June 24. This measure is not subject to bill deadlines and can be moved at anytime. According to Western United Dairymen, the measure requires a two-third vote of both the Assembly and the Senate to be placed on the ballot. Then it would require approval of a majority of the voters to amend the state Constitution.
Source: Western United Dairymen